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Mar
1

County Coalition to Interview Families to Better Understand Overdose Deaths

Arizona Daily Sun Article; Flagstaff, AZ

A county health coalition composed of the Health and Human Services department in addition to a variety of other agencies ranging from local law enforcement, and courts to The Guidance Center, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, Northern Arizona Healthcare and others is going to new lengths to understand Coconino County's overdose deaths.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Feb
8

What is Eating at Us: Destigmatizing Eating Disorders

OUTVoices Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

February hosts National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and it is essential to openly talk about healthy dietary habits and body image expectations. Research has shown that the LGBTQIA+ community has been hit by eating disorders at a higher rate than the general population. SB&H Clinical Director Dr. William Marsh talks about spotting the lesser-known signs of eating disorders and talking about them to reduce stigma and offer support.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Jan
29

AIDS Walk Arizona is Group’s Largest Fundraiser

The Foothills Focus Article; Phoenix, AZ

Aunt Rita’s Foundation’s annual AIDS Walk Arizona is the state’s largest gathering that supports people living with HIV. The Saturday Feb. 19 event that raises funds and community awareness features a 5K and 2K walk/run presented by CAN Community Health at Tempe Beach Park. Funds that are raised for AIDS Walk go to 14 partner agencies that are HIV organizations that have programs to support the community, including Southwest Behavioral Health Services' HOPWA program.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Dec
20

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services and M2 Wellness Roll Out Holiday Team Building, Kindness Experience for High-Needs Case Management Team

Arizona Health and Living Article; Phoenix, AZ

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) partnered with M2 Wellness to roll out a “Go In To Peace Out” holiday team-building, kindness experience for its high-needs case management team. The December 15 event provided workshops and guided meditation at SB&H’s administration building located in Phoenix.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Dec
1

Arizona Business Leaders 2022

AZ Business Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Steven Sheets, SB&H President/CEO, was profiled in the AZ Big Media - Arizona Business Leaders 2022 issue; leaders featured were selected from a pool of 5,000 of the most innovative entrepreneurs and the best and brightest Arizona business leaders.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Nov
26

Arizona Schools Address COVID’s Impact on Student Mental Health

Arizona Daily Sun Article; Flagstaff, AZ

Teens are struggling more than usual with their mental health, due to social isolation, economic instability and other worries surrounding COVID-19. Across Arizona, schools are trying to help students protect their emotional well-being.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Nov
9

Payson Police Department Donates Bikes to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

The Payson Police Department recently donated 10 bicycles to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services. The bikes will be used for the organization’s InSHAPE program, a lifestyle program that helps people with serious mental illness and obesity lose weight. InSHAPE leadership will give the bikes to participants who successfully complete their health goals.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Nov
8

AZ Business Magazine's "Business Leaders to Watch in 2022"

AZ Business Magazine Video Interview; Phoenix, AZ

As the promise of 2022 looms on the horizon, most people are anxious to close the books on what is likely the most unsettling year - from the pandemic to politics to supply chain shortages - we will ever experience. Strong leadership has never been more essential than it is today.  To share their best leadership practices, AZ Business Magazine sat down with Arizona business leaders to watch in 2022, including Steven Sheets, President and CEO of Southwest Behavioral & Health Services.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Oct
22

Parents: Don’t Get Tricked This Halloween by Candy Medicine Mix-ups

Payson Roundup Article; Payson, AZ

Even if you spend time teaching your kids about the dangers of taking medicine that isn’t intended for them, they may not be able to recognize the differences between medications and other over-the-counter items such as vitamins and their favorite candy. Edward O'Brien, SB&H VP of Northern Arizona Operations, shares some tips to protect your little ones.

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Southwest Behavioral and Health Services News
Oct
20

Parenting LGBTQIA+ Youth: What You Need to Know

OUTVoices Magazine Article; Phoenix, AZ

Parenting is difficult. It is a constant dance between freedom and flexibility, rules and restrictions. When your child is struggling, the parenting instinct kicks in and you want to do everything you can to take away the pain. Plus, if your child is questioning, exploring, or coming out with their sexuality or gender identity, it can be even more difficult to offer support. SB&H Clinical Director Dr. William Marsh shares some tips to help.

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